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    • After the Conservation Reserve Program: Economic Decisions with Farming and Grazing in Mind 

      Cearley, Kenneth A.; Amosson, Stephen H.; Warminski , Patrick; Jones, DeDe; Kenny, Nicholas (2009-04-07)
      As Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts begin to expire, landowners must decide to re-enroll the land in the program, convert it back to crops or leave it in permanent cover for grazing and for wildlife. This ...
    • After the Conservation Reserve Program: Economic Decisions with Wildlife in Mind 

      Cearley, Kenneth A.; Amosson, Stephen H.; Warminski , Patrick; Jones, DeDe (2009-04-07)
      As Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts begin to expire, landowners must decide to re-enroll the land in the program, convert it back to crops or leave it in permanent cover for grazing and for wildlife. This ...
    • After the Conservation Reserve Program: Land Management with Wildlife in Mind 

      Cearley, Kenneth A.; Kowaleski, Chuck (2008-11-25)
      When contracts for the Conservation Reserve Program expire, landowners must find profitable ways to manage their properties. These management decisions affect wildlife and habitat. Former CRP land can be returned to crop ...
    • Aphids on Cruciferous Crops: Identification and Management 

      Liu, Tong-Xian; Sparks Jr., Alton N. (2001-08-10)
      At least five species of aphids attack cruciferous crops (cabbage, collards, cauliflower, broccoli, kale and others). This publication explains the characteristics that can help producers identify aphids and the damage ...
    • Best Management Practices for Conservation/Reduced Tillage 

      Abrameit, Archie; Stichler, Charles; McFarland, Mark L. (2006-08-02)
      Farmers today should use best management practices to be successful. Because of increased crop production costs, most farmers need to re-evaluate how they till and consider adopting reduced or conservation tillage practices. ...
    • Center Pivot Irrigation 

      New, Leon; Fipps, Guy (2000-07-10)
      The center pivot is the system of choice for agricultural irrigation because of its low labor and maintenance requirements, convenience, flexibility, performance and easy operation. This publication includes complete details ...
    • Controlling Ground Squirrel Damage 

      Texas Wildlife Services (2007-03-13)
      Ground squirrels do not normally cause extensive damage in urban areas. However, they do feed on flowers and vegetables in gardens. In rural areas, they can damage cropland and pastureland extensively. Chemical, cultural ...
    • Controlling the Pecan Nut Casebearer 

      Knutson, Allen E.; Ree, Bill (2005-03-31)
      One of the most important nut-infesting pests of pecan is the pecan nut casebearer. This publication describes the casebearer and its seasonal cycle, and offers advice on scouting, trapping, insecticide selection, and ...
    • Controlling the Pecan Nut Casebearer (Spanish) 

      Knutson, Allen E.; Ree, Bill (2001-04-11)
      One of the most important nut-infesting pests of pecan is the pecan nut casebearer. This publication describes the casebearer and its seasonal cycle, and offers advice on scouting, trapping, insecticide selection, and ...
    • Controlling the Pecan Weevil 

      Ree, Bill; Knutson, Allen E.; Harris, Marvin (2005-04-05)
      The pecan weevil is a key pest of pecan in portions of Texas. This publication discusses the biology of the pest and how to use integrated pest management practices for control. Photographs illustrate adult and larval ...
    • Cotton Worms - I.D. Guide 

      Bynum, Jr.; Edsel,Byrns; Steve,Fuchs; Thomas W.,Minzenmayer; Rick,Multer; Warren (2006-04-17)
      Cotton producers and scouts can use this handy guide to identifying the most common "worms found in cotton. This shirt-pocket-size, laminated card features close-up color photos of cotton bollworm-tobacco budworm, fall ...
    • Crop Insurance Terms and Definitions 

      Stokes, Kenneth; Waller, Mark L.; Outlaw, Joe; Barnaby, G. A. Art (2008-10-17)
      This publication is a glossary of terms used by the crop insurance industry. There are definitions for terms used in crop insurance documents and for terms pertaining to coverage levels, farming, reports, units and parties ...
    • Crop Management Factors: What is Important? 

      Kastens, Terry L.; Dhuyvetter, Kevin C.; Nivens, Heather; Klinefelter, Danny A. (1999-09-29)
      Various management factors, including specific practices and the persistence of those practices over time, can greatly influence farm profitability. Some of those factors are managing for high yield or low production cost, ...
    • Crop Revenue Coverage (CRC) 

      Stokes, Kenneth; Barnaby, G. A. Art; Waller, Mark L.; Outlaw, Joe (2008-10-17)
      Crop Revenue Coverage guarantees a stated amount of revenue based on commodity futures prices. This publication explains how CRC works and gives examples based on harvest price scenarios.
    • Determining Cropland Cash Rental Arrangements 

      Dhuyvetter, Kevin C.; Kastens, Terry L.; Outlaw, Joe (1999-06-23)
      Many crop producers rely heavily on rented land in their farming operations. This publication describes cash rent leases and compares them to crop share arrangements.
    • Determining Cropland Share Rental Arrangements 

      Dhuyvetter, Kevin C.; Kastens, Terry L.; Outlaw, Joe (1999-06-23)
      Many crop producers rely heavily on rented land in their farming operations. With this publication, they can learn more about determining crop shares and the principles of crop share leases.
    • Developing a Marketing Plan 

      Bevers, Stan; Waller, Mark L.; Amosson, Stephen H.; McCorkle, Dean (2009-03-02)
      Developing a good marketing plan will help you identify and quantify costs, set price goals, determine potential price outlook, examine production and price risk, and develop a strategy for marketing your crop. This ...
    • Explore the Genetic Frontier: 10 Steps to Safety: Regulating Plant Biotechnology 

      Vestal, Andy (2003-01-03)
      Biotechnology is a tool for modifying the DNA of organisms to produce foods. Consumers need to know how these products are tested to safeguard human and animal health and the environment. This pamphlet discusses the agencies ...
    • Field Guide to Predators, Parasites and Pathogens Attacking Insect and Mite Pests of Cotton: Recognizing the Good Bugs in Cotton 

      Knutson, Allen E.; Ruberson, John (2005-07-08)
      The role of natural enemies in cotton pest management has often been obscured by the widespread use of broad-spectrum insecticides. However, cotton can support a large complex of insects, spiders and mites that feed on ...
    • Field Guide to the Insects and Mites Associated with Pecan 

      Ree, Bill; Knutson, Allen E. (1997-08-29)
      This field guide helps pecan growers identify some of the insects and mites commonly seen in pecans, both pests and natural enemies. Proper identification is important in making a management decision. The book is divided ...